Centre for Advanced Study

at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

  • Mihaela Pavlicev during our second lunch seminar this semester, 2019/20, photo: Camilla K. Elmar / CAS

    Female orgasm: an evolutionary emancipation of women’s sexuality?

    CAS Fellow Mihaela Pavličev presented her latest article, which suggests that the female orgasm once had a reproductive function, but then lost it.

  • Helle Vogt, photo: Camilla K. Elmar / CAS

    Alumni Spotlight: Helle Vogt

    We talked with the ever-returning scholar, Professor of Law, Helle Vogt, who returns to CAS for the third time in 2021.

  • What are the cultural underpinnings of translating medical knowledge? The CAS project the Body in Translation: Historicising and Reinventing Medical Humanities and Knowledge Translation aims to reinvent the field of medical humanities.

    Humanities + medicine = ❤︎

    Translating knowledge from a research lab is not merely a scientific practice. CAS project leaders call for a greater inclusion of culture.

  • CAS Fellow receives ERC Synergy Grant

    Artemis Alexiadou aims to develop a new approach to language.

  • CAS project leaders Marit Westergaard and Terje Lohndal during the opening ceremony of the CAS year 2019/20. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar / CAS

    Meet the project: Do we really need grammatical gender?

    ‘For second language learners, gender is notoriously hard’, CAS project leader Terje Lohndal says. Half of the world’s languages manage without this grammatical category, so what is it good for?

  • CAS project leader Thomas F. Hansen  explained how difficult it would be for humans to evolve the same level of vision if we had started out with compund eyes like insects. During the CAS opening ceremony 2019/20. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar/CAS

    Meet the project: What are the preconditions for evolution?

    Why and how do organisms evolve, and can they adapt and survive climate change? Christophe Pélabon and Thomas Fredrik Hansen work on some of the most fundamental questions about life on earth.

  • The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters new partner of the Young CAS Fellow programme

    CAS is pleased to announce that the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (DNVA) will contribute with financial and academic support to the Young CAS Fellow programme.

  • Announcing the 2021/22 CAS projects

    Archaeology, medieval law, and chemical physics. CAS is excited to announce the projects for the academic year of 2021/22.

  • Former CAS Fellow, Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay, during his seminar at CAS in May 2019. Photo: Camilla K. Elmar, CAS

    CAS Alumnus Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay receives prestigious ERC stipend: ‘CAS helped me prepare to be prepared’

    Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay is one of seven researchers in Norway receiving the prestigious ERC Starting Grant. He says that CAS freed up time and offered an environment that prepared him for what would be the toughest interview he ever faced.

  • Nils Christian Stenseth was group leader at CAS in 1996/97. Photo by: Åslaug Brynildsen, University of Oslo

    Alumni Spotlight: Nils Christian Stenseth

    The renowned biologist argues that universities have a lot to learn from CAS.

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